As of this writing, there are 10,442 cases reported and 150 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S. In 2018, 61,000 people died from the flu, 808,000 were hospitalized with the flu, and an estimated 44.8 million people had the flu. In 2016, 37,000 people died on our highways.

We do not stop driving because of car accidents or going places because of the flu. Why are we so worried about COVID-19 that we are destroying our economy? We are told that COVID-19 might be more deadly, but we only know about the cases reported. There may be many more mild cases, which would bring the death rate down.

I am 77 and am not worried. I just had the flu, but that is not going to make me hibernate.

Dale Dewing

Duluth